If you don’t see improvement in the diaper rash within two or three days despite these measures, see your pediatrician or dermatologist. So, can you use Lotrimin for diaper rash? Yes. Lotrimin, or other ointments with clortrimazole or other “azole” antifungals may be just the ticket to soothing your baby’s bottom, and making you and your baby happy again.
Clotrimazole is the main ingredient you will see in antifungal creams, and Lotrimin AF is one of the leading brands. Even though you will see a foot on the packaging, it is an anti-yeast product and can be used for diaper rash. Antifungal creams basically work by changing how well the yeast cells can absorb through their cell walls. This kills the yeast that is growing in the diaper area. When you are shopping for an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-fugal medication, make sure you look for one with clotrimazole or another “-azole” in it. Do not use other anti-fungal creams without the “-azole” in it, as they work on different types of fungi and not yeast. When using an antifungal cream such as Lotrimin AF for diaper rash, simply mix a small amount of it with your diaper rash cream and apply to the diaper area. Baby Pibu’s own is also a great option for sore bottoms. Our diaper rash ointment contains thymol (a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal) and cornstarch to help relieve the rash.